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Skill & You

c. 1,000
c. 150,000

Leading vocational e-learning player in France and Spain

Skill & You (“the Company”) is a high-growth leader in online vocational learning in France and Spain, providing online courses to over 150,000 students.

The Company focuses on educational content, supported by a technology platform and coaching system to ensure a high success rate for its students. The Company’s unrivalled portfolio of 220 courses largely lead to state diplomas and covers a wide range of professional fields (healthcare, childcare, animal health, IT and digital, accounting and administration and public service, among others).

The group employs 1,000 employees and is present in France and Spain with a growing exposure to French-speaking African countries and Italy.

IK Partners acquired a majority stake in Skill & You from Andera Partners in March 2021.

What Attracted us to the Business

  • Leadership positioning in both France and Spain
  • Fast-growing vocational e-learning market driven by secular trends
  • Demonstrated track record of expansion, especially with the strong development in Spain following the Ilerna acquisition

Our Value Creation Strategy

We are working alongside management to:

  • Maintain the Company’s leadership position by continuing to invest in the training offering as well as its digital platform;
  • Reinforce the presence of the group in new segments, such as B2G (public sector) and B2B; and
  • Accelerate its development internationally, by leveraging its strong expertise in France and Spain.

Investment Team

Rémi Buttiaux

Managing Partner, Business Services Sector Lead

Diki Korniloff